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Torn calf muscle
« on: June 14, 2018, 09:49:06 AM »
Definitely at least a Stage 2 calf tear from trying to sprint. 4-6 weeks recovery from what I've read.

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Re: Torn calf muscle
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 10:03:23 AM »
ouch ouch ouch

Nothing good can come from running....who was chasing you???
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Re: Torn calf muscle
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 10:05:48 AM »
Yikes, were you warmed up? I did that from my daughter trying to teach me a dance  :o
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Re: Torn calf muscle
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 11:59:20 AM »
ouch ouch ouch

Nothing good can come from running....who was chasing you???

It was for Corporate Challenge. My own fault. I forgot I had signed up and so didn't set a reminder up 8 weeks out to start gradually practicing.
I wasn't even going full speed  :( we just needed the participation points.

Yikes, were you warmed up? I did that from my daughter trying to teach me a dance  :o

Yes, but the heat right before ours a guy went down. By the time they got him off the track and into the ambulance it was about 25 mins. I tried staying warm and did a good job with quads and hams but neglected to keep stretching my calves.

Apparently, the only way I'm ever going to have calves like you Flex is by tearing them for the swelling  :o  Day after, that calf was 18 inches. 4 days in it had dropped to 17. My calves are normally 15.5.
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Re: Torn calf muscle
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 12:01:59 PM »
Day after, that calf was 18 inches. 4 days in it had dropped to 17. My calves are normally 15.5.

Mine at 19.5"   :D

I have to roll all my socks down because they just end up sliding down anyway.
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Re: Torn calf muscle
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 04:01:56 PM »
Ouch!   I did the same thing 4 or 5 years back.   One night hanging out by the pool and the younger boys were challenging the adults to foot races.

I had been drinking most off the day  (so warming up was not on my mind).

Off the line I heard a "POP" and  sharp pain.   Swelling the next day(no bruising).

Important thing is to start stretching 24 hour after injury.   You want to prevent scar tissue build up and muscle adhesions.   Massage is good as well.

If you dont rehab, that area will be a weak point to re-injure.

Good luck!

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Re: Torn calf muscle
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 04:21:08 PM »
Ouch!   I did the same thing 4 or 5 years back.   One night hanging out by the pool and the younger boys were challenging the adults to foot races.

I had been drinking most off the day  (so warming up was not on my mind).

Off the line I heard a "POP" and  sharp pain.   Swelling the next day(no bruising).

Important thing is to start stretching 24 hour after injury.   You want to prevent scar tissue build up and muscle adhesions.   Massage is good as well.

If you dont rehab, that area will be a weak point to re-injure.

Good luck!

Sounds like mine except I was about 12 meters in and accelerating when I felt the pop then pain.
I'm stretching it gently, icing it when I can and elevating it overnight. I'm trying to stretch it about every hour, nothing real aggressive, but enough to keep the muscle loose.
Once the swelling has gone down some more I'll keep pushing the stretching a little further.
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